Cheapest AM 4 ?

narsbars

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Just bought a 570 MB but won't have my 3800x for a few weeks. What is least expensive CPU that will run in that MB?
Just want to test the MB. and would like to know inside the 30 day return window so I don't have to deal with RMA.
 

/dev/null

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Just bought a 570 MB but won't have my 3800x for a few weeks. What is least expensive CPU that will run in that MB?
Just want to test the MB. and would like to know inside the 30 day return window so I don't have to deal with RMA.
I saw an AM4 Excavator core cpu @ MC on closeout for $16...if you have an MC near you check it out.

Barring that, probably athlon 3000g or something...
 

narsbars

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No MC. My intent is to place a WTB here on the H. I didn't know the 3000g would go in, looks like it is questionable whether it works. I will try the Asus website for compatibility.
 

kirbyrj

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No MC. My intent is to place a WTB here on the H. I didn't know the 3000g would go in, looks like it is questionable whether it works. I will try the Asus website for compatibility.

The 1st gen 2200g and 2400g both work depending on the bios version.
 

ned911

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My build is complete but UPS is holding my 3600 hostage. There are 3200G's for $99.99 at some Best Buy locations. That seems to be the cheapest. If mine didn't have movement finally in UPS tracking I'd be sorely tempted just to get the build moving.
 

chithanh

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Ryzen 1600 AF should work fine on that mobo, as would the Athon 200GE or 3000G.
 

E4g1e

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I saw an AM4 Excavator core cpu @ MC on closeout for $16...if you have an MC near you check it out.
As the OP stated, no MC nearby. What's more, the X570 chipset does not support any of the Bulldozer-derivative APUs at all (all Excavator-based AM4 CPUs are actually APUs with their IGPs disabled during manufacture). So the Excavator core APU will not work at all with any X570 motherboard even though the CPU physically fits the motherboard's socket. Excavator is only compatible with the 300- and 400-series motherboards whose BIOS version has not yet been updated to a Zen2-compatible version (in other words, the BIOS version must specifically support the original first-generation Zen CPUs in order to be compatible with Excavator). That same compatibility issue will greatly complicate a BIOS update to support Zen2 and newer CPUs: Some motherboards will not even let you update to a Zen2-compatible BIOS version (or more specifically, the BIOS update attempt to the newer BIOS version will fail) with an Excavator or a Zen1 CPU installed.
 
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